How to avoid the suck of the sequel?
How much is enough?Â What is the equal?
Do you just double up everything that you did in an effort to generate twice as much quid?
Do we over-inflate and pile up the hype?
Or shall we reduce and dim some of the lights?
WHAT AM I SAYING?
THATâ€™S NO WAY TO ACT!
Weâ€™re harder and radder!Â Thatâ€™s a natural-born fact!
Weâ€™ve artists aplenty and inspiration abounds in a world of cartoons and celluloid clowns.
Ahem.Â I misspoke.
Letâ€™s begin again.
GAG ME WITH A TOON, not the mold, but the twin!
Itâ€™s the second go-round for this glorious show in which pop cartoon art is all that we know.
The original rocked but what shall we do itâ€™s time to install what we call GAG TWO?
How is it HARDER?Â Because of the people whom we have corralled under our ink-stained steeple.
These artists are strong and accepted the task of eclipsing what we have recently passed!
How is it FASTER?Â We tempted the fates and shortened the time in-between GAG ME dates!
How is it RADDER?Â Is that even a word?Â Iâ€™ll leave that to Webster and remain undeterred to exhort you and your cronies to meet in the rear of the place we call Meltdown in the fifth month of the year where we shall show you dangers and demons, cereal mascots and spinach-filled sea men, double the lions that form into knights, brilliant blue dwarves and robotic lights.
Weâ€™ve multiplied madness and aggrandized our art, now it is up to you to come do your part!
Drink with two fists and view with two eyes this wonderful show that is littered with lies.
But this is line is truth, lest I burn in the fire; within these walls youâ€™ll find much to admire.
GAG ME WITH A TOON NUMBER TWO is the name!
Donâ€™t hate on this sequel.Â Itâ€™s not more of the same.
GAG ME WITH A TOON 2: HARDER!Â FASTER!Â RADDER!
Contemporary Confabulations of Childhood Cartoons
Curated by Steven Daily
MAY 2, 2009 @ MELT GALLERY AT MELTDOWN
7522 SUNSET BLVD, L.A., CA, 90046Â www.meltcomics.com
Featuring new work from the minds of
AARON LUCY – ADAM HATHORN – ALEX PARDEE â€“ BARSOM – BRENT NOLASCO – BOB DOB – CHRIS DEVIOUS GLIEBE – CRAIG EDMUNDS – CHRIS PRYNOSKI – DAVID FINCH – DANIEL BIGELOW – DANIEL GALVEZ – DANNI SHINYA – DONNY MILLER – DAN QUINTANA – ERIK ALOS – GEAR BOXXX – GIL KUNO – GINO GESUALE â€“ GRANGER â€“ GUNNER – GUSTAVO ALBERTO GARCIA VACA – JEFF MCMILLAN – JEFFERY PAGE – JIM MAHFOOD – JON DRAGONETTE – JOE HANH – JON SCHNEPP – JONATHAN WAYSHAK – JUSTIN BLOOMER – KEVIN LLEWELLYN – LES SCHETTKOE â€“ LOLA – MAC N. ZIE – MATT TAYLOR – MAXX 242 – MIKE KELLEY – EL MAZ – NATHAN CABRERA – OVERTON LLOYD – ROMAN DIRGE – STEVEN DAILY – STEVE GIBB â€“ MARCO ANTONIO RACHED JR – TARA MC PHERSON – THE CHUNG – TRAVIS LOUIE – TOMI MONSTRE – VAM POTNA